About the Journal

Biodiversity Observations is the continuation of Ornithological Observations (volumes 1 to 6), it is a semi-scientific e-journal published by the Animal Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town.

Biodiversity Observations accepts papers containing information about biodiversity in general. This includes descriptions of distribution, behaviour, breeding, foraging, food, movement, measurements, habitat and colouration/plumage. It will also consider for publication a variety of other interesting or relevant biodiversity material: reports of projects and conferences, annotated checklists for a site or region, specialist bibliographies, book reviews and any other interesting or relevant material. Further details and guidelines to authors are on this website.

Biodiversity Observations aims to create a platform for scientists and citizen scientists to publish a variety of biodiversity related contributions as quickly as possible. The papers will not be peer-reviewed or refereed, but the Edtiorial Committee will ensure a high standard is maintained. We encourage dialogue and discussion, so papers reflecting on topics already published will be considered. We invite interested parties from all walks of life to submit contributions to be considered for publication. Although Biodiversity Observations accepts submissions from anywhere in the world, contributions pertaining South African birds should adhere to the official list of names accepted for the country as published by BirdLife South Africa.